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Caring for red leather seats

My Mito comes with red leather seats and this being my first car with leather seats, I'd like to keep them in top condition. I wipe them down weekly with a clean, damp cloth and warm water and I also apply Meguiar's Rich Leather cleaner/conditioner every month. The problem is that the car is roasted by the sun all day in the open car park at my office, although I have a windscreen sunshade that keeps out most of the sun.

Is there anything else I can do? Being red and all, I'd hate for the leather to fade and look like it came from an old crocodile
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I think your doing just the right thing. The biggest enemy of leather seats is ingrained dirt. Keep them clean and conditioned and they'll stay in tip top shape.
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My Mito comes with red leather seats and this being my first car with leather seats, I'd like to keep them in top condition. I wipe them down weekly with a clean, damp cloth and warm water and I also apply Meguiar's Rich Leather cleaner/conditioner every month. The problem is that the car is roasted by the sun all day in the open car park at my office, although I have a windscreen sunshade that keeps out most of the sun.

Is there anything else I can do? Being red and all, I'd hate for the leather to fade and look like it came from an old crocodile
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I only extra thing you could do is to cover the seats with a sheet or similar when you leave the car in the sun. I usually do that with my 156 if I'm going to leave it in the sun for an extended length of time.

The red leather in my 2nd hand 156 has no fade and I doubt it was too well looked after before we bought it.
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The other thing to do on a regular basis is vacuum especially in the seams. Dirt particles viewed under a microscope are sharp and will abbrade the stitching.
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